Taxon profile


Bengal Tiger
Panthera tigris tigris (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats »  genus Panthera »  species Panthera tigris - Tiger

Scientific synonyms

Panthera tigris bengalensis
Panthera tygris tygris

Other names

= Royal Bengal Tiger



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Haemaphysalis ramachandrai Dhanda, Hoogstraal & Bhat, 1970, Haemaphysalis spinigera Neumann, 1897, Haemaphysalis kinneari Warburton, 1913, Haemaphysalis bispinosa Neumann, 1897, Haemaphysalis anomala Warburton, 1913

prey: Muntiacus vaginalis vaginalis (Boddaert, 1785) - North Indian Muntjac, Rusa unicolor (Kerr, 1792) - Sambar Deer, Rucervus duvaucelii (G. Cuvier, 1823) - Swamp Deer, Bos gaurus gaurus H. Smith, 1827 - Indian Gaur, Boselaphus tragocamelus (Pallas, 1766) - Nilgai, ...

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [136899]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Panthera tigris tigris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Panthera tigris tigris Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Panthera tigris tigris (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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